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These are the films that most need/deserve an upgrade to bluray. They mostly have excellent feature sets, and so don't need an entirely new edition, just upgraded. Andrei Rublev needs an entirely new Edition, Ugetsu just needs to be on bluray. I'm trying to use only one film per director and am shying away from films in box sets (which seem unlikely to be upgraded in whole)
The only other rule is I have to have seen the film and love the film. If I just picked films I want/like I'd have hundreds of titles in this list. These are the films that I love and are most deserving of a hi-def upgrade.
edit: removed #2 Brazil and #8 The Tin Drum
edit: removed #2 Wild Strawberries and #17 Lord of the Flies and #20 Throne of Blood
edit: removed #13 Jules and Jim
edit: removed #2 Ace in the Hole
The oversight of not upgrading this instantly when Criterion went to blu is unfathomable.
Criterion helped to rescue and rehabilitate this film, time to get it out on bluray with an even more impressive transfer.
As obvious as Wild Strawberries. I can't believe this hasn't been upgraded already.
We all love Tokyo Story and know it's coming, but this fabulous set doesn't have a bluray anywhere in the world. More Ozu on blu, please, but before that, more Ozu in general throughout the collection and eclipse, it has been years since we had a new Ozu release in either collection.
This Lang masterpiece has an incredible DVD that should be an incredible bluray as well.
It was terrible when Criterion released this windowboxed on DVD only. It's a fantastic film, and it should be in fantastic bluray, not crippled in the transfer with the absurd windowboxing treatment.
My personal favorite Fellini film.
Fabulous Ford From Fox should already be in HD, a shame it's not.
An absolutely incredible set from an incredible director and a really obvious upgrade. Ridiculous that some of these 'best of the collection' films haven't been given the grace of an upgrade.
A masterpiece and a Crown Jewel set that is an obvious upgrade. It'd be higher but for the personal favorites above it.
A surprisingly stacked edition of a surprisingly forgotten masterpiece. I like this more than Colonel Blimp, which will assuredly be upgraded sooner. Maybe a bluray edition of this film could fit in the full feature of Edge of the World.
As far as I know there are no Sturges films in R1 HD, that's something that should be remedied.
Great edition, I prefer Heaven Can Wait, but this release is absolutely superb and needs an upgrade.
This a stunning film with outstanding cinematography, incredible storytelling and some of the best editing of the era. It's a damn shame this wasn't released on bluray in the first place.